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The Hertz Corporation Corporate Counsel - Labor & Employment in Estero, Florida

General Responsibilities

Corporate Counsel – Labor & Employment

This position does not require relocation to Florida

The Corporate Counsel position will be a member of the Hertz Law Department and its Labor & Employment practice group, reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, Labor & Employment. This position requires 25% to 50% travel. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Being a trusted advisor who provides prompt, accurate and ongoing counsel to internal clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including union, grievances and arbitrations, contract negotiations, employment litigation, and administrative and regulatory matters

  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with corporate and local operating management, HR staff and union leaders

  • Representing the Company in unfair labor practice, labor arbitration, and administrative agency proceedings, including witness preparation, case presentation, and the preparation of post-hearing briefs and other written products

  • Direct, hands-on management of sophisticated employment litigation matters arising under Federal, State and local laws

  • Ability to negotiate labor contracts throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, if required

  • Drafting and reviewing corporate policies to ensure legal compliance

Mandatory Requirements

The successful applicant must possess:

  • J.D. degree from an accredited university

  • Membership in good standing in the Bar of at least one U.S. state and able to become certified as Authorized House Counsel in Florida on application

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a practicing labor and employment attorney with a corporate in-house legal department, private law firm, and/or government agency

  • Prior work experience under the National Labor Relations Act, in arbitration and litigation, and in union representation disputes

  • Some experience as a labor contract negotiator in contract costing procedures,drafting collective bargaining agreement provisions,and negotiations principles

  • Experience providing practical, timely, and strategic counsel on employment matters

  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills, including an ability to lead through collaboration

  • A strong work ethic and a proven ability to meet deadlines on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to operate in fast-paced environment with a very high level of autonomy

  • Ability to read, write, and fluently speak and understand the English language. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

  • Excellent PC skills, including proficiency in Excel

Preferred Requirements

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be strategic and analytical

  • Be a traditional labor lawyer first, but also have employment law experience

  • Give solid, practical advice that can be understood and used in a fast-paced business environment

  • Assume significant responsibility and solve problems without prompting

  • Have superior written and verbal communication skills, as evidence by writing samples

EEO Statement

Hertz is a Drug-Free Workplace. All employment is contingent on successful completion of drug and background screening.

Hertz is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law. Hertz is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Job ID 176652

# Positions 1

Category Legal

Division WHQ - Estero - Only

Position Type Regular Full Time

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